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Book Cover of the Week: In Sunlight and in Shadow

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Pubbing in October from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:


New York in 1947 glows with post-war energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him in an instant, too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America's Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine's choice of Harry over her long-time fiancé endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life.